Ross Community Foundation Becomes HCF Affiliate
ROSS TWP, OHIO – JULY 13, 2022 -- Local community leaders in Ross created the Ross Community Foundation (RCF) in the spring to support the charitable activities of the Ross community. Established as an affiliate of the Hamilton Community Foundation, RCF is dedicated to meeting the charitable needs of the Ross community.
“Our goal is to improve quality of life and strengthen the community of Ross now and for generations to come,” said Martha Mehl, Chair of the Ross Community Foundation.
As an affiliate of the Hamilton Community Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, the Ross Community Foundation will benefit from centralized professional services, including financial, administrative, marketing, and community insights with the leverage of the national accreditation and tax credit capability the Hamilton Community Foundation provides.
“Our partnership will allow them to focus on their local leadership, effective grantmaking, fundraising efforts and endowment building,” said John Guidugli, President & CEO of the Hamilton Community Foundation.
Donations to the Ross Community Foundation will be overseen by the local board made up of Ross residents. The board will evaluate and meet the needs of the local community through grantmaking and education.
A community grantmaking fund has been established to provide annual grants supporting nonprofits and community-based organizations. To make a donation online, visit www.hamiltonfoundation.org.
Founded in 1951, The Hamilton Community Foundation (HCF) has the largest collective impact on the quality of life in Hamilton, Ohio. By professionally managing more than 900 individual, family and corporate funds, as well as nonprofit agency endowments, the Foundation awards more than $5 million in grants and scholarships annually. As the largest community foundation in Butler County, HCF is a public charity with $140 million in assets.
Media Contact: Katie Braswell, Hamilton Community Foundation
Ross Community Foundation Board of Trustees Pictured l to r: Standing, Wendy Fetters, Vice Chair, Sean VanWinkle, Laura Hiler, Erin Wilson, Secretary, Walt Wilson, Treasurer, and Dana Mehl. Seated, Martha Mehl, Chair.